Alley Katz The 10th anniversary party features giveaways from Plan-9, Taboo and more, a balloon drop, rock 'n' roll buffet and, of course, live music by Supercomp, The Rising Sons, Jason and the Vacations and more, 9 p.m-3 a.m. 18 and older. Tickets are $10. 643-2816.
Art 6 Afro-groove band Hotel X performs with opener Rattlemouth, starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15. 343-1406.
Bogart's Back Room Singer-songwriter Moossa performs with openers the Plum Street Ramblers. There are also a fire-spinning display by the River City Burners, a champagne toast and rumors of live bear wrestling. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20-$25. 353-9280.
Cabo's Corner Bistro The Janet Martin Band performs, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 355-1144.
Canal Club Toast in the New Year with buckets of blood as GWAR performs at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. www.thecanalclub.com.
Cary Street Café Jam band King Solomon's Marbles perform amid party favors and champagne, starting at 10 p.m. Admission is $12. 353-7445.
Children's Museum of Richmond The Ululating Mummies perform at the New Year's Eve Bash, 1-3 p.m. Visitors can also make their own noisemakers for a parade and the New Year's countdown. 474-7000.
Comedy Alley ComedySportz performs improvisational comedy at 7 and 10 p.m., with a milk and Twinkie toast at 9 p.m. and a champagne toast at midnight. The first show costs $12. The second show costs $20-$22. 266-9377.
Fusion This new restaurant offers a few different music and dining options for New Year's Eve, including a performance by Stone's Stew with a four-course meal starting at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $75, with other options costing $55 and late-night admission to the club costing $20. 222-2200.
Hyperlink Café The oxygen bar rings in the New Year with a cabaret performance featuring Latin jazz and salsa band Bio Ritmo, a champagne toast and full buffet, $75-$100. 254-1942.
John Marshall Hotel and Bubble Bar The Bubble Bar presents the George Melvin Experience with Carol Covell on the bar's last night before closing for renovations. Admission is $20. 783-1929.
Maggiano's Little Italy The Mark Lomanno Trio performs with John Winn, starting at 9 p.m. Music, champagne and dessert buffet costs $25. 253-0900.
Poe's Pub The Wall-O-Matics perform at a celebration featuring party favors and a champagne toast. The band goes on at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $10. 648-2120.
Potter's Pub and Grille Chennon performs classic rock, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., with party favors and a midnight toast. $5. 282-9999.
Sin é The Irish restaurant rings in the New Year twice, with a toast at 7 p.m. to celebrate Ireland's New Year and one at midnight here. Special Edition performs. Admission is free. 649-7767.
The Tobacco Company The English Channel performs at this party, featuring a catered buffet and hors d'oeuvres, dancing and a champagne toast. For the all-access black tie dinner party, admission is $95 per person. Admission to see the English Channel is $20. The dinner party runs 8 p.m.-2 a.m., while the upstairs show starts at 9:30 p.m. 782-9555.
Upper East Side Lounge Samson Lounge Union performs a New Year's Eve show starting at 9 p.m. Admission is $5. 515-8099.
VIP Restaurant and Lounge The Beacon Street Band performs. Admission is $15. 282-6518.